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Silo-Filler's Disease
Tyler H. Ternes, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Occupational lung disease resulting from exposure to nitrogen oxides
              • Inhalation of toxic gases from freshly stored silage
              • Similar gases formed during welding, glassblowing, Zamboni ice resurfacing, manufacturing (lacquers, dyes, rocket propellants, fertilizers), metal cleaning, rayon & food bleaching, nitrocellulose incineration

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Leavey JF et al: Silo-Filler's disease, the acute respiratory distress syndrome, and oxides of nitrogen. Ann Intern Med. 141(5):410-1, 2004
                                      2. Jackson L: Grain silo cleanup operation leads to two occupational deaths. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 17(7):464-6, 2002
                                      3. Stepanek J et al: Case in point. Silo fillers lung. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 33(1):70, 1998
                                      4. Gurney JW et al: Agricultural disorders of the lung. Radiographics. 11(4):625-34, 1991
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Occupational lung disease resulting from exposure to nitrogen oxides
                                                  • Inhalation of toxic gases from freshly stored silage
                                                  • Similar gases formed during welding, glassblowing, Zamboni ice resurfacing, manufacturing (lacquers, dyes, rocket propellants, fertilizers), metal cleaning, rayon & food bleaching, nitrocellulose incineration

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Leavey JF et al: Silo-Filler's disease, the acute respiratory distress syndrome, and oxides of nitrogen. Ann Intern Med. 141(5):410-1, 2004
                                                                          2. Jackson L: Grain silo cleanup operation leads to two occupational deaths. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 17(7):464-6, 2002
                                                                          3. Stepanek J et al: Case in point. Silo fillers lung. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 33(1):70, 1998
                                                                          4. Gurney JW et al: Agricultural disorders of the lung. Radiographics. 11(4):625-34, 1991